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St. Francis' Ministries

Please check out some of our volunteer opportunities specifically at St. Francis

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Liturgical Ministries

Come join us at St. Francis Church, where our community thrives thanks to the commitment of our members. Our Eucharistic Ministers share the presence of Christ by giving out the Eucharist, and our Lectors make the Word of God come alive. Our Greeters welcome everyone with warmth and inclusivity, while our Ushers keep everything running smoothly during Mass.

These ministries are the heart of our parish, making St. Francis a lively and Christ-centered place to be.

Parish Outreach

A cornerstone in the family of people who support, encourage, challenge, affirm and care for one another as concerned neighbors.

A response to Christ’s instruction to “Love one another as I have loved you.” An extension of Eucharist. In embracing Christ we embrace one another: the entire Body of Christ.A commitment to caring and mutual support to build a Christ-centered, sharing community

Outreach Goals:

  • To facilitate a Parish Community of Christian service in which the talents and skills of all are used for mutual benefit.

  • To develop an awareness of our responsibilities toward each other. 

  • To provide referrals where necessary to assist in the resolution of needs. 

  • To develop volunteer leadership. 

  • To utilize the programs and personnel of Catholic Charities and other local aid agencies.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

A quiet but very powerful group has been operating at St. Francis parish for the past four years. Called the Prayer Shawl Ministry, it provides knit or crocheted shawls and lap robes to those afflicted with a physical ailment or undergoing an emotional crisis. Since the program began 129 shawls have been given out. 


Shawls have been presented to those who are being treated for cancer; those who are terminally ill; babies born with abormalities; people suffering from depression; and those suffering dementia and Alzheimer.  Many have been taken to people in hospitals and nursing homes when representatives of the St. Francis Outreach visit.


Knitters meet once a month (at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month) in the Fr. Yaeger room, St. Clare Center to spend an hour in silence while praying and working on the shawls.  When each shawl is completed, it is blessed by those present with a prayer that God heal the body and comfort the mind of the recipient. Those in the knitting group continue to keep recipients in their prayers and the names of recent recipients are read aloud as a reminder.


SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. SoulCore is not affiliated with any other exercise discipline. It is not yoga, nor are yoga poses or Sanskrit referenced at any time.  SoulCore is simply an invitation to discover the beauty of the rosary; a gentle path to grow in virtue and interior peace.

Join us in the St. Clare Center (144 Broad St 14150) 2nd floor room 214.  Childcare available on Wednesdays!

  • Saturdays at 2:30

  • Mondays at 6:30am 

  • Wednesdays at 9:15am​


Join a St. Francis Ministry

Please take a moment to fill out the form.

Please choose which Ministries you would like to participate in:

Thank you for your interest. Someone will be in contact with you within the next few days.

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